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- Expected early 2020. You can pre-order this title in our online shop. Once the book is published, we will dispatch your order.
- Interdisciplinary and innovative design practices in contemporary architecture and urban design
- Contains many examples of a plethora of international projects, from Mumbai to Cairo to the Netherlands, and from internationally renowned designers to students, ranging from an array of disciplines such as art, fashion, biology, philosophy and pop culture

Editor(s): Floris Alkemade, Michiel van Iersel, Jarrik Ouburg, Mark Minkjan
Contributor(s): Floris Alkemade, Atelier Bow-Wow, René Boer, Amy Chester, Amie Dicke, Xaveer De Geyter, Sean Halloran, Michiel van Iersel, Sam Jacob, Momoya Kajima, Anne Lacaton, Arna Mačkić, Keiichi Matsuda, Mark Minkjan, Mona El Mousfy, Jim van Os, Jarrik Ouburg, Freek Persyn, Karin Riley, Tamar Shafrir, Tom Simonite, Hito Steyerl, Sharmeen Syed, Jo Taillieu, Lionel de Vlieger, Marga Weimans, ZUS
Design: Haller Brun

2019, Valiz with Amsterdam University of the Arts, School of Architecture, Tabula Scripta research group | Paperback | c 440 pp. | 24 x 17 cm (hxw) | English | ISBN 9787-94-92095-70-1

Rewriting Architecture explores the potential of place, and considers the creativity of inhabitants and users, the power of the social and urban fabric to respond to needs and urgent topics. It poses questions that deal with the 'tabula scripta' condition, the actual multi-layered facets of our time: How can the existing context be reinterpreted, understood, appreciated and further developed? What does architecture mean in times of scarcity? How can architecture anticipate new developments based on the existing situation, from the ageing population and social segregation to climate change? It also challenges the role of the contemporary architect in a field of players and powers, who is faced by urgent existing issues such as a starting point in design research. 

The 11 Actions show compelling examples from various places and design practices worldwide (from Asia to Africa, to Europe and the US). The editors relate these challenges to a wide array of makers and thinkers: architects, other design professionals and specialists working in art, biology, fashion, ecology, pop culture and philosophy. 

10 + 1 Actions refer to the book chapters and actions: Reimagine; Eliminate; Obscure; Overlay; Restart; Copy; Continue; Reconfigure; Repurpose; Densify

Richly illustrated with many images in colour.